North County Fire Protection District


News Archive 2012

12-24-12: The District Administrative Offices will be closed at 12 noon and will reopen again on Wednesday at 07:00. Happy Holidays!

12-11-12: San Diego County Giving Free Sandbags to Residents

11-26-12: Oak Borer Seminar - 12-4-2012. Register at

11-22-12: NCFPD Administrative Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday until Monday 11-26-12. Wishing you & yours the best for a safe and happy holiday.

11-06-12: CalFIRE Warns Residents of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

10-30-12: Multiple Fire Agencies Work Together To Quickly Knock Down Lake Rancho Viejo Brushfire Admist Homes

10-29-12: Letter to our Communities re: Fire Prevention Fee

10-26-12: Rural Residents Chafe Over $150 State Fire Fee.

10-11-12: 'Care to Wear Pink' 5 K and Visit From Pink Fire Trucks During 'Pink Heals Tour' Serve Positive Purpose

10-03-2012: Class Action Could Qualify 825,000 Property Owners For Fire Tax Refund: Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a class action lawsuit to provide relief to nearly one million California property owners who received bills from the State for a new "fire prevention fee" which the lawsuit claims is illegal. Visit:

It's Time To Go Pink Again!!!!

In association with The Pink Firetruck Organization, the Fallbrook Firefighters, in cooperation with Kairin Clinic, are organizing a charity event in Fallbrook, CA. These Pink Firetrucks tour the US each year to bring awareness and raise money for local charities in their path. We are lucky to have this opportunity come to Fallbrook, as all profits earned stay locally to benefit our women waging the battle against cancer. We are the only stop on the Pink Firetrucks tour in all of San Diego County!!

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE AND THE STATE BOARD OF FORESTRY TO IMPLEMENT SRA FEE: Fallbrook, Calif. — In early 2011, The California Legislature adopted legislation that required the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF) to develop and implement a program to assess a fire prevention fee on homeowners within State Responsibility Areas (SRA).  In November 2011, the BOF voted to adopt regulations to implement the fee mandated by the Legislature. The annual fee of $150 for the first structure, $25 for each additional structure, will go to help fund prevention activities on SRA lands. A $35 credit will be given to those who live on SRA lands, but pay for fire protection from a second agency. There have been and are ongoing attempts to overturn it; however, the fee is currently scheduled to start being assessed beginning in August.

The SRA bill, which will be separate from your property tax bill, will be invoiced by the California Board of Equalization to be used for fire prevention services and programs provided by the state. According to Cal Fire’s website, this may include “brush clearance, defensible space inspections, fire breaks and public education programs. A portion of the fee may also be used to fund the extraordinary efforts taken by CAL FIRE to prevent the expansion of wildland fires during emergency situations.”

The decision to assess the SRA fee was not an immediate one. In 2004, SB 1049, was enacted and imposed an annual fee, to be collected on the county level to fund fire prevention activities, on all parcels of land located within SRAs. However, before any money was collected, the fee was repealed by SB 1112. The fee was revisited during the 2007-2008 budget process at the suggestion of the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) as a means of recovering costs for services provided to private beneficiaries and the BOF voted in favor of the fee during their November 2011 meeting.

CAL FIRE has developed a web site with information about the SRA fee. The site includes a number of helpful links, as well as the phone number to the SRA Fee Implementation Center. The web site can be accessed at Also, the BOF has a tool on their website to help residents determine whether or not their home is on SRA lands. The tool can found at

07-24-12: Notice to Declare Candidacy - Three Members at Large

07-18-12: Notice to Public re: Moving Palomar Emergency Room

06-14-12: North County Fire Advises Property Owners of July 1 Deadline to Remove Brush

06-05-12: FALLBROOK: Sidewalk CPR Classes Planned for Thursday.

05-24-12: In an effort to reduce home fire fatalities, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today introduces an online toolkit, "Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement". The toolkit provides fire chiefs, fire officials and public fire educators with materials to educate themselves and their communities about the different types of residential smoke alarms and how the placement of alarms may maximize their utility. The kit was developed in conjunction with Kidde, the largest manufacturer of residential fire-safety products (a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security), with the support of the IAFC’s Fire and Life Safety Section.

The toolkit is available at

04-19-12: Groundbreaking Takes Place for New Fire Station:

03-04-12: Aircraft Crashes Upon Takeoff at Fallbrook Airpark - Pilot Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries

Notice of Availability of State 76 South Mission - Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement

02-14-12: Federal Firefighting Fleet Out-of-date and Plan for New Planes Isn't Paid For

02-13-2012: Runner Clipped by Car Near High School

February 6, 2012: Prepare Now for Red Flag Conditions

January 12, 2012: CPUC Establishes New Rules To Reduce Fire Hazards With Overhead Utility Lines; Fires Of 2007 Lead To Decision


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